Pacifica Synod

Word & Service Summit 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Thursday, January 31, 2019

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA
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Registration open through 1/11/2019 5:00 PM EST


Word and Service Summit 2019

When: January 29-31, 2019

Where: Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA

Who: Deacons, Synod Staff, Bishops, Seminary Faculty, and Churchwide Colleagues

In 2016 a unified Word and Service Roster (Deacon) was created through a vote of the Churchwide Assembly. This recent change is an opportunity for ministry leaders to come together for the sake of our public witness to ask, what does this mean?

We believe a ministry of Word & Service is a vital part of our Church's call and witness in the world. How will we work together to ensure this new roster thrives for the sake of the world?

This will be a time of intentional conversation, in which together, we prayerfully find our common ground in ministry. We'll acknowledge where we've been, where we are, where we are being led, and how to move forward into action to the glory of God for the sake of the world. Join us in worship, prayer and conversations.

Come and experience what it means to be church, better together!

Event Details

Cost: $100 (single)

$50 (double)

$25 (commuter)

Registration fee covers programming, hotel, and all but one meal. Participants are responsible for travel costs.

Lodging will be at the La Quinta Inn, Berkeley, CA

The Summit will begin with an optional lunch at 11:30 on January 29th, with programming beginning at 12:30 pm. We will conclude by 1:30 pm on January 31st.

An outline of the full schedule may be found here.

Public transit (BART) is available from the airport to PLTS, as well as between PLTS and the hotel (or a 1-mile walk).

For questions or more information, contact Deacon Erin Power, Rocky Mountain Synod:






Summit Location:

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

2000 Center Street, #200

Berkeley, CA 94704


Hotel Location:

La Quinta Inn

920 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94710


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About Us

The Word & Service Summit is a 3E event in partnership of the 5 synods of Region 2, ELCA and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

For event questions or more information, please contact Deacon Erin Power, Rocky Mountain Synod at

For registration questions, please contact Terri Robertson at 714.352.8732 or